OBITUARY

Barbara Eileen PIKE

September 8, 1950November 8, 2020

It is with profound sadness that the Pike family announces the sudden passing of Barbara Eileen Pike in her home on Sunday, November 8th, 2020. She was 70 years old, and until the end, an unforgettable source of positive energy and compassion as a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend.

Barb’s life was rooted in southern B.C., with occasional adventures spanning the globe. She was born and raised in Vancouver, spending some years on Vancouver Island with her parents Len and Eileen Wilson, and her sister Brenda. Barb’s caring and empathetic nature no doubt led her into the nursing profession – a career she was drawn to early - and in 1971 she graduated from the VGH School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. What followed after was forty-plus years of devotion to the care of the people in her communities. Barb worked in hospitals in Vancouver, Victoria, Saanich, and Nanaimo before finally settling at Richmond General Hospital, where she would spend her final twenty-five years as an emergency nurse. Near the end of her career, Barb’s skill and expertise were recognized as she served as Head Nurse for Richmond General Hospital’s Emergency Department for several years. Barb’s faithful, professional service and warm personality was a mainstay at every institution she worked for.

That fateful year of 1971 was also the year that Barb took a trip on a BC Ferry bound for Victoria. On that ferry, she asked a young man named Reg Pike to give her a lift, though she couldn’t have realized then that the favor would have begun a forty-seven-year relationship founded on co-dependence and love. Barb and Reg worked hard, together, to build a home in the communities of Tsawwassen, Sidney, Nanaimo, Richmond, and finally in their later years, Delta and Surrey. Along the way, Reg and Barb were blessed with two sons (Scott, Bryant). Barb’s role in the family at this time was especially vital, supporting Reg professionally where she could, while also taking charge of supporting the kids, even through exhausting shift work at the hospital. Barb never complained. Her concern was always for her boys.

If having children brought out the best in Barb, having grandchildren did so even more. Without consideration, Barb and Reg flew halfway around the world to be with their first grandson at his birth, and as each grandchild expanded and enriched the family with love and memories, Barb was always at the center. There was not a bowling, gymnastics, hockey, baseball, soccer, or taekwondo practice she would not attend for her grandchildren. For all their benefit, Barb luxuriated in the excessive decorations and treats of every major holiday. There was nothing she would deny her munchkins.

Barb treasured her time with her husband, and loved travelling the world with him. Almost as treasured was the time she spent at her cabin on Piers Island. That was her special place, and even there her gentle effervescence was felt by all who knew her. She lived for the chance to connect, to help, and to love.

Barb is predeceased by her mother (Eileen) and father (Len), and is survived by her husband Reg, her sons Bryant (Deanna), and Scott (Kotomi), her grandchildren Max, Miles, Brayden, and Avery, her sister Brenda (John), and her nephew Brody. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, a limited memorial of immediate family only will be held at a later date.

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Tyler Brock

November 25, 2020

We were all so shocked and saddened to hear of Barb’s sudden passing. Her warm personality and generous spirit will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Tyler, Etsuko, Aymee, and Koji

Pauline & Steve Olesen & Cruise

November 20, 2020

Our hearts are with you here on Piers. We flew the flag at half mast when we learned of Barb’s passing. She was such a lovely, kind woman and her treks to visit Piers were legendary. We feel for your loss of wife, mother and grandmother. 🤗😢 We will always remember her warm smile whenever she arrived on Piers.

Rob Day

November 11, 2020

Tara and I extend our deepest sympathies to Reg and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Rob, Tara, Allison and Travis Day

Denise Perron

November 11, 2020

So shocked and saddened to hear of Barb’s passing. Barb will be remembered as a kind and gentle person. She was always caring to those under her watch in often chaotic times working in Emergency. And she could always be relied on for support. My thoughts and prayers to the family at this sad time

Barrie/Margaret Day

November 11, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Reg, along with Scott, Kotomi, Bryant, Deanna and their families.
Barb was such a special lady with so many wonderful facets: loving wife, caring nurse, dedicated mother, consummate grandmother. That beautiful smile with such a honest, generous, loving heart!!
Hugs and love to you all. Barrie, Margaret & family ❤️

ANN SPIRES

November 11, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that Barb has passed away. I first me her when we came to Canada to look up the Harris family. Barb made us so welcome, always a smile to greet us. She took such interest in Reg's family history. We met again several years later still with that lovely smile in greeting. Barb will be very much missed. On behalf of The Harris Clan here in England we send our Condolences and love to Reg, Scott, Bryant and families. Hold onto those wonderful memories. RIP

Murray Day

November 10, 2020

Sharon and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Barb. Her contribution to the community lives on with all those people she cared for in her nursing career. Always a mother and grandmother with a wonderful heart. Her smile will live on in memory. She will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Reg and sons Scott and Bryant alone with their families. Stay strong.

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